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The Great Lakes Calendar features events from around the region that may be of interest to Great Lakes stakeholders, with a focus on professional conferences and events relevant to research, science, policy, and education. If you have an event you would like to publicize, please submit it below!

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March 2021

Michigan Chapter SWCS 2021 ANR Webinar

March 2 - March 3

Registration for the Michigan Chapter SWCS 2021 ANR Webinar is now open. Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, the Annual ANR Week event will be held as a webinar this year. 

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Great Lakes Day 2021

March 3

The 2021 Great Lakes Day Congressional Reception, an annual event sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission and the Northeast-Midwest Institute, will be held online on March 3, 2021. This event features dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.

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State of Lake Ontario Conference

March 9 - March 11
Toronto, ON

SOLO21 is the fourth in an annual series of State of Lake conferences hosted by the International Association for Great Lakes Research. These conferences promote collaborations between the science and policy communities—particularly lake-specific research, management, education, and nonprofit organizations—to broaden the discussion and provide diverse interaction among stakeholders.

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The Great Lakes: Food Webs, Invasive Species and Fisheries

March 9

This online free interactive conference featuring talks and an extended question period on topics such as bottom-up and invasive species mediated changes to Lake Michigan’s food web; Interactions of three invasive species on Lake Michigan spawning reefs; and Tribal operations of raising and releasing lake whitefish and cisco in Lake Michigan plus many more topics.

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Western Dredging Association 2021 Midwest Chapter Meeting

March 18

For all attendees' health and safety, WEDA's Midwest Chapter Board has decided to go virtual for the 2021 Meeting due to the continuing pandemic. The 2021 Virtual Meeting is Thursday, March 18th, 2021 from 1 to 5:00 PM CST. Participants and presenters are sought regarding best dredging practices and innovation in the Midwest and beyond.

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May 2021

2021 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting

May 10 - May 15

Save the date for the 2021 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting, to be held online the week of May 10, 2021!

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IAGLR21: 64th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

May 17 - May 21
Houghton, MI

Join the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) at Michigan Technological University for their annual research conference.

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Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting

May 23 - May 27

Please join the Society for Freshwater Science for our first ever virtual meeting! We are enthusiastic about hosting a program focused on the theme of transformation.

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Great Lakes Fishery Commission Annual Meeting

May 26 - May 27
Niagara on the Lake, ON

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission will hold a public Annual Meeting May 26-27, 2021, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  At this meeting, the public can learn about and discuss developments in the Great Lakes fishery. Commissioners and the U.S. and Canadian Committees of Advisors will hold meetings here as well.

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June 2021

WEDA Dredging Summit and Expo 2021

June 14 - June 17
Tampa, FL

The Dredging Summit & Expo ’21 is a technical conference organized by the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) to promote the exchange of knowledge in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and construction. The 2021 expo theme is: Dredging: The Impacts of Climate Change. 

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